PIPELINES: Enbidge will pay $75 million in a settlement over the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill. (InsideClimate News)

TRANSMISSION: A recently completed transmission line in Michigan will open up new markets for wind power and help agribusiness expand. (Midwest Energy News)

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COAL: A coal-fired Lake Michigan ferry will sail again this season without dumping ash into the lake. (Radio Michigan)

OIL TRAINS:
• Safety experts say new rules for tank cars don’t offer adequate fire protection. (Chicago Tribune)
• Chicago suburbs push back against rail safety rules, saying they don’t go far enough. (ABC 7 Chicago)

OIL AND GAS:
• An Iowa man who says pipeline developers offered him a prostitute plays a recording of the conversation for reporters. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
• Nebraska landowners are suing to block a proposed injection well. (Chadron Record)
• Ohio officials will install more earthquake monitors. (Columbus Business First)
• Citizens push for a fracking moratorium in Grand Rapids. (MLive)

WIND:
• North Dakota regulators postpone a hearing on a proposed wind farm after county officials denied a permit for the project. (Forum News Service)
• A Chinese company will build 28 MW worth of community wind projects in Iowa. (WHO-TV)

SOLAR: A Michigan utility expects to have a new solar project — which will be the state’s largest — operating by summer. (MLive)

FERC: A Senate energy aide will likely replace outgoing Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Philip Moeller. (EnergyWire)

NUCLEAR: Ohio’s Davis-Besse plant is back online after shutting down on Saturday because of a steam leak. (Toledo Blade)

HYDRO: Why the Department of Energy says hydropower is poised for a comeback. (Utility Dive)

BIOENERGY: A bird flu crisis will create complications for a Minnesota power plant that is partially fueled by turkey manure. (Associated Press)

GRID: A joint venture plans 60 MW of energy storage in the PJM Interconnection. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY:
• Minnesota is at risk of losing its status as a clean energy leader. (The Equation)
• Nuclear power will play a modest — but important — role in addressing climate change. (Climate Progress)

Ken Paulman

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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